Four Positions: Washington DC & Maryland

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Ballard Spahr, LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Research & Intelligence Center of Ballard Spahr is looking for a Research Analyst to join its team of researchers in providing expert, customized research and analysis firm-wide. Under the direction of the Lead Research Analyst, the Analyst gathers, analyzes and delivers expert information on a variety of subjects, people or companies in response to on-demand requests.

The selected individual will also support business, industry, market and other business development or strategic research initiatives by working collaboratively with the Business Intelligence/Competitive Intelligence Team.

This position can be located in any city with a Ballard office, including Philadelphia, Minneapolis, the District of Columbia and other locations in the U.S. The shift must cover M-F 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

Knowledge of research methodology as well as resources for all media types in the areas of law relevant to the firm’s practices; proven primary and secondary research skills with the ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of data and information into actionable information; strong intellectual curiosity and ability to delve deeply during the research process to identify patterns, trends and other insights; strong writing skills and ability to present ideas and communicate complex information clearly and concisely; proficiency with Lexis, Bloomberg, D&B Hoovers, Capital IQ and other legal and corporate research services; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, successfully and within tight deadlines.

The ideal candidate will have a Masters in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited school and two or more years of experience providing support for research and business & competitive intelligence services in a fast paced professional environment with law firm experience strongly preferred. A JD or other relevant advanced degree may be substituted along with substantial experience.

Ballard Spahr is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Ballard Spahr LLP offers excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and a generous paid time off program is offered. For immediate consideration, please visit our career page http://www.ballardspahr.com/Careers.aspx and submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirements online.

Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Department of the Navy, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC
Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:
You will serve as a Supervisory Librarian in the Reference and Readers’ Service Section of the Navy Department Library, a branch of the NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND (NHHC).

Responsibilities:

  • You will provide supervision, guidance, and direction to reference librarians and library support staff regarding all matters of reference and readers? services.
  • You will write position descriptions, staff performance evaluations, and ensure timely and efficient procedures for providing reference assistance and NHHC website content development to clientele.
  • You will provide comprehensive reference, research, advisory, evaluative, and instructional services to individuals and groups in support of the library?s mission.
  • You will perform online searching in commercial and worldwide web databases.
  • You will develop, format, and ensure accuracy and integrity of the library?s website and social media pages.

Position: Assistant Library Manager II
Location: Multiple Locations, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary range:$52,508-$81,424

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:
  • Works in collaboration with the Branch Manager to set performance expectations and customer service goals for librarian staff.
  • Actively contributes to the branch management team to ensure that high quality library services and resources are delivered to customers.
  • Leads staff by modeling the appropriate workplace behaviors and effectively communicating with staff regarding individual and team expectations.
  • Recruits, trains, supervises and evaluates librarian staff.  Accurately assesses staff abilities.  Develops staff strengths and coaches staff to improve performance.
  • Oversees the provision of information service, readers’ advisory service, and programming/outreach services to users of varied ages, cultures and skill levels.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of information resources and materials that are used by branch customers.
  • Demonstrates effective communication and relationship building skills with diverse customers and staff.
  • Demonstrates commitment to teamwork by engaging in respectful and productive work relationships.
  • Seeks creative and appropriate solutions to address varying branch and system operational needs.
  • Embraces productive change and demonstrates flexibility in response to changing community needs.
  • Exercises good judgment when making decisions and applying policies to workplace issues.
  • Models continuous learning and holds staff accountable to continued professional development.
  • In the absence of the Branch Manager, assumes manager duties when necessary.

Position: Mobile Engagement Administrator
Location: Adult and Comm. Engagemt, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary range: $52,508-$81,424

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Job Summary:
  • Demonstrate effective communication and relationship building skills with diverse customers and staff.
  • Demonstrates commitment to teamwork by engaging in respectful and productive work relationships.
  • Seeks creative and appropriate solutions to address varying departmental and system operational needs.
  • Embraces productive change and demonstrates flexibility in response to changing community needs.
  • Exercises good judgment when making decisions and applying policies and procedures to workplace issues.
  • Models continuous learning and holds staff accountable to continued professional development.
  • Recruits, trains, supervises and evaluates full-time and part-time librarian and circulation/driver staff.  Accurately assesses staff abilities.  Develops staff strengths and coaches staff to improve performance.
  • Actively contributes to the Adult and Community Engagement team to ensure that high quality library services and resources are delivered to customers.
  • Works in collaboration with the department manager to set and communicate a compelling vision for mobile engagement outreach.
  • Works effectively with county agencies, outside contractors and others who provide vehicle maintenance.
  • Leads staff by modeling the appropriate workplace behaviors and effectively communicating with staff regarding individual and team expectations.
  • Oversees the provision of information service, readers’ advisory service, and programming/outreach services to adults of various abilities, cultures and skill levels.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of materials and services that are used by customers.
  • Monitors and analyzes data and prepares reports.
  • Performs all essential librarian functions as determined by branch and system needs.
  • Demonstrates Baltimore County Public Library’s Workplace Competencies and proficiency in Core Services.
  • Actively supports the values of Baltimore County Public Library.